28 November 2021

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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CEC denies registration to ENEMO observers

The Moldovan Central Election Commission has denied registration to 87 observers from the international ENEMO organization.
INFOTAG, 28 July 2009, 17:21

Chisinau, July 28 ( INFOTAG ). One of its leaders Sergei Tkachenko told your Infotag correspondent that on Monday eleven ENEMO observers, representing the Republic of Georgia, landed at the Chisinau International Airport on their way from Istanbul, but they were not permitted into the territory of Moldova due to the absence of accreditation.

"We applied for registration of 140 observers, but only 53 of them received accreditation. The Moldovan Central Election Commission provided an oral answer to us saying that our candidacies had failed to meet the status of an international observer", Tkachenko said. He is waiting for a written reply from the CEC that should contain official arguments why the accreditation was impossible.

"The CEC is refusing to provide accreditation to ENEMO experts from Croatia, Kirgizia, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine. As for our colleagues from Georgia, the Chisinau airport administration would not even let us see them. Their passports have been withdrawn from them until they are sent back to Istanbul later on Tuesday", Tkachenko said.

For the July 29 parliamentary elections, the Central Election Commission has accredited over 2.6 thousand Moldovan observers and 488 international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).


Chisinau, July 28 ( INFOTAG ). The delegation of the ENEMO international organization, whose 140 observers have arrived in Moldova to work at the July 29 early parliamentary elections, has decided to quit the republic without delay in protest against the arrest of two delegation members and against Moldovan Central Election Commission's refusal to provide accreditation to 87 delegation members on grounds that they "failed to meet the status of an international observer".

As Infotag has already reported, eleven ENEMO observers from the Republic of Georgia were detained in the Chisinau International Airport on Tuesday morning and sent back to Istanbul were they had just arrived from.

Already on Tuesday, one of the two detained persons was released. The Moldovan authorities promised to set free the other one later on Tuesday.

An Infotag's source close to the Ministry of the Interior said that upon a check of the list of the ENEMO observers, the Moldovan law enforcement established that some of the foreign observers had had a direct relation to the so-called "colored revolutions" in the FSU area as well as in some Balkan states.

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